Disaster Resilience


The 3rd International Workshop on Social Web for Disaster Management (SWDM’15) ~ @PatrickMeier

If they offered a Nobel for Disaster Response, then Patrick Meier over at iRevolution would be the first up. I follow him on Twitter and you should too. He’s done more to hook up people in disaster both on the ground and in the cloud. ~Bruce Biles The 3rd International Workshop on Social Web for…


HUD Announces $1 Billion Competition for Disaster Recovery Ideas ~Will Doig, Next City

I’ve grown regularly dependent on Next City as they seem to come out of everywhere with Disaster News Scoops. The whole concept of Urban Resiliency drives my hammer due to DisasterMap.net‘s location in New Orleans. Our city has come so far in the nine years since 8-29-05. Considering our elevation and the loss of protective…


NIST Seeks Input on Standards Related to Disaster Resilience ~American National Standards Institute

When our flood walls in New Orleans failed 8-29-05, due to engineering misfeasance by the US Army Corps of Engineers before Hurricane Katrina, the ideas in this post became poignant reminders of how easy it is for the tax-paying public to remain unaware of the dangers that surround them. The Corps violated even their own…